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Does Portal 2 run slow for anyone?

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I was just curious to know.
asked 12 years ago in PuzzlePuzzle by Caseyfam Hero (3,530 points)   4 10 33

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The engine used in Portal is very nice and isn't hardware heavy at all. So far I've only heard good things about how smooth it runs, but if you find you're having problems then you need to drop the settings down a few notches.

Don't fear though, the game will still look awesome!
answered 12 years ago by mrtowel Prince (27,434 points)   8 18 41
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I dont have portal 2 but if your portal 2 is slow try lowering the graphics settings or checking

if you have the right hardware here:

answered 12 years ago by dark788 Soldier (2,610 points)   7 16 36
I haven't even played mine yet. I'm just curious if anyone is having any problems, that's all.
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I would also suggest downloading the Game Booster trial from IOBit, it speeds up my games a lot by killing unneeded background processes.
answered 12 years ago by ctck Soldier (2,197 points)   1 5 47
No, I'm curious if it is. I haven't even played it yet. I am just curious.
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You have to lower the settings if your hardware is weak or dated....

The source engine is not that demanding. So players with weaker hardware are still able to enjoy the awesome graphics.
answered 12 years ago by xboxer King (32,462 points)   6 11 48
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I can run it on a resolution of 1280x720 with all high graphics and my video card is nVidia GT 440. I occasionally lag from my RAM after not restarting for along time.
answered 12 years ago by l4d2bob Grandmaster (11,115 points)   5 10 48
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Check your video settings. Lower the resolution to help the game run faster. Your graphics card may be slightly outdated as well.
answered 12 years ago by utasora Journeyman (628 points)   9
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If it's slow to you, do the following:


Go to options, manually lower the advanced video optiions and the resolution, disable Antialiasing and Vsync, go to your graphics card control panel and put it in Performance mode (it's usually in the icon tray).

See if it is still slow.

It is?


Go to portal 2, options, enable console.

In the console there are some commands that disable some effects, making it more faster. Type in:

r_shadows 0

mat_drawwater 0

mat_picmip 4
answered 12 years ago by luke_triton Journeyman (698 points)   13

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